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Feminine Catalan names

Date Submitted: 05-Jul-2009
From: Norman Scott Catledhe
Subject: Feminine Catalan names
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Institution/Organization: UCF

Notice: I have questions as to whether particular 16th bynames were used by unmarried women or are strictly used by married ones. The names are feminine forms of masculine family names.

I need a contact familar with the feminine anthroponymy of late medieval Catalonia. Book references would also be helpful if they are available for purchase or US/Canada ILL--UCF is not fond of overseas ILL. One university in Spain wanted 200 euros to lend a book that I then got for free from the author.